Please join us for a lovely afternoon of classical guitar with celebrated Jacobs School of Music doctoral student, Carlo Fierens.
Doors open at 2:30 for the FREE 3:00 performance. The program includes selectons from Guastavino, Beaser, Bach, and Tarrega.
Carlo Fierens was born in Italy. He started studying guitar with his father Guillermo, an internationally celebrated guitarist. He later obtained his diploma at the Conservatory for Music in Alessandria and his Master’s Degree in Guitar at the Trento Conservatory. He has been awarded many prizes in both national and international competitions, including the 2013 Italian National Prize for the Arts, a prize awarded to the best music student of the year. He has been featured in TV and radio broadcasts, such as the RAI National Italian TV, Radio Nacional Argentina, National Polish Radio, and National Public Radio of Armenia. Carlo also holds a MA in musicology, summa cum laude, and in 2010 he won a scholarship to study at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel (Switzerland) where he completed research on the music by George Rochberg. In 2011 he completed an Artist Diploma at the University of Denver with Ricardo Iznaola on a full-ride scholarship. He was Performing Assistant at the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine. He is currently pursuing his doctorate with Ernesto Bitetti at the Jacobs School of Music where he also serves as Assistant Instructor.
The music critic of the Italian newspaper La Stampa selected him for his feature dedicated to young Italian talents and wrote: “Fierens well captures contrasts, sudden changes of writing, returning a rich sound, now bitter, now sweet, in a phrase and a "breath" of the time of execution already very aware.”